Microelectronic Device Engineer

Are you a researcher with a strong background in device physics and microfabrication techniques?

Do you have a passion for innovation?

The Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD) at APL has a growing R&D initiative to pursue the design and development of novel device and sensor platforms for defense and security applications. You will aid in the development and fabrication of devices as well as subsequent electrical and mechanical characterization and testing.

In this job you will:

  1. Conduct innovative R&D in device physics. Duties include design and microfabrication of devices (including photolithography, thin film deposition, wet/dry etching, and characterization), device test, measurement, and characterization. (85%)
  2. Communicate with project teams and leadership on device development and characterization. Participate in discussion of ideas, options, and approaches. Report work progress in both oral and written form. (10%)
  3. Contribute to sponsor briefings and proposals, publish original research in this area, and present the work at academic and technical conferences. (5%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.
You meet the minimum qualifications for the job if you...
  • Have a B.S. or M.S. in physics, material science, electrical engineering, or related field.
  • Have demonstrated expertise in microfabrication techniques including photolithography, thin film deposition, wet etching, and reactive ion etching.
  • Have experience in the design and test of electrical systems, sensors, or microsystems.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated initiative, motivation, and flexibility.
  • Are willing to work in a closed area.
  • Are able to obtain a secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You meet our desired qualifications for the job if you...
  • Are familiar with semiconductor physics, basic electronics principles, and microelectromechanical systems.
  • Have experience in electrical characterization using probe station and benchtop electronic instrumentation.
Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory brings world-class expertise to our nations most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Lear more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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